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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Mr Cat, May 19, 2005.

  1. Mr Cat

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    hi, like most other poeple on here - I'm after a new digi camera...

    wanna pay around 200 pounds (cheaper if possible tho), needs to have optical zoom, around 3mp + and small enough to fit in my pocket...

    whats out there..?

    cheers!
     
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    what about the Canon Powershot g5 ..? they've come down in price now...
     
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    That'd need a bloody big pocket.....

    Look at the Ixus 40 if you want something truly pocketable.
     
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    yeah, but is it a good camera tho..??? I've heard it's not so good at -

    "So what's the catch? Chromatic aberration. That neon-purple fringing, which afflicts all digital cameras to some extent in high-contrast areas, is particularly severe in the G5. If you often shoot at midday, are partial to snowscapes, or like backlit silhouettes -- all prime opportunities for the problem -- then we recommend you consider another camera."
     
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    so, is there much difference between this and the DSC IXUS 500 ..??

    cheers
     
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    hi, been playin gwith my camera now - overall, I'm really impressed with it...the only down side seems to be that when I take pictures in the automatic mode of a landscape, then the sky can become quite bland with not much details....seems to be over exposed..haven't got round to trying all the other settings yet tho!
     
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    The G5 does RAW files looking at the review site... that would sort your problem exposure. It will also give you a lot more work but it can be worth it as i proved yesterday :D
     
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    yeah, cheers for that...I will look into that...but I don't have a great deal of hdd space on my pc as I gather I'd need some kind of viewing software (at least?) for RAW files...?
     
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    RAW editor (and viewer) here - rawshooter - free program and quite good. You may need to check it is compatible with your camera - probably is.

    Bigger files means more hdd space and often need a faster PC to make working with them less frustrating.
     

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